About: Tameside General Hospital / Accident and emergency Tameside General Hospital Accident and emergency Ashton Under Lyne OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…
This lady had severe nosebleeds on 4 occasions, lost a lot of blood and could not stop the bleeding. She went to A & E at Tameside Hospital on each occasion but as the bleeding occurred during the night was sent home in the early hours, with no explanation of why she was bleeding and no treatment or investigation ordered. On the 4th occasion she was sent home at 6. 30am and told she should have gone to Manchester Royal Infirmary as they have an ENT A & E permanently open. She later realised that TGH had an ENT department that opened at 9am, so felt she should have been told this and allowed to wait to see a specialist doctor that day.
She is considering taking her complaint to PALS.